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Dear Kanhaiya, Drop The Pretence Of Being A Student And Make A Real Difference

If politics is your real interest, which I suspect it is, then stop the pretence of being a student and join an organization like the INC, AAP or CPI(M) that will appreciate and nurture your ideas. As things stand, you're making a mockery of doctoral studies and you are actually perpetuating a big farce. Face the nation as a politician and don't hide behind the facade of being a student.
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Rohith Vemula's Suicide And The Caste Wars In Higher Education

Rohith Vemula's story is an extremely upsetting cautionary tale about the way caste plays out in the sleek brick and glass buildings of our educational institutions. The barring of Rohith and his fellow students from campus for expressing their political views calls to mind the lingering image of Dalits being forbidden to enter temples. Is the sanctum of the scriptures so different from the libraries that house knowledge?